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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Dr. Mortimer, why did no one else notice the strange marks near the body?
(a) He was the only one there.
(b) Everyone was drunk.
(c) The prints were too far away.
(d) No one cared.

2. Who is following Sir Henry and Dr. Mortimer when they leave Holmes and Watson's rooms?
(a) A woman dressed up as a man.
(b) A man with a possibly fake beard.
(c) A man dressed up as a priest.
(d) A street urchin.

3. How does Holmes check on Barrymore's location?
(a) Holmes sends a package to Baskerville Hall.
(b) He sends a telegram for him to Baskerville Hall that requires an immediate response.
(c) Holmes has a friend watch Baskerville Hall.
(d) Holmes asks the neighbors if they have seen Barrymore.

4. What is Stapleton's profession?
(a) A barrister.
(b) A naturalist.
(c) A doctor.
(d) A professor.

5. What does Holmes advise to Watson before Watson leaves for Devonshire with Sir Henry and Dr. Mortimer?
(a) To always have a dog with him.
(b) To stay armed at all times.
(c) To never go out on the moor.
(d) To take up smoking.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Watson's impression of Miss Stapleton?

2. How is Holmes able to deduce the size of Dr. Mortimer's dog?

3. Who does Dr. Mortimer say has a beard like the man that was following them?

4. What impression does Watson have of Baskerville Hall in the morning in Chapter 7?

5. According to Holmes, who must Watson focus on as suspects?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Dr. Mortimer concerned about Sir Henry's safety?

2. Why does Watson say that Sir Henry appears to have inherited the Baskerville temper?

3. What is significant about the letter being made up of words from the London Times?

4. Why did Dr. Mortimer advise Sir Charles to go to London?

5. What are Holmes's deductions of Dr. Mortimer from his walking-stick, and how did he arrive at them?

6. What three leads turn out to be dead-ends for this case?

7. What is significant about the fact that Mrs. Barrymore received the telegram instead of her husband?

8. What is significant about Holmes's deduction that Sir Charles was actually running?

9. What was wrong with Holmes's deductions of Dr. Mortimer?

10. What is dangerous about the Grimpen Mire?

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